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Beautiful Creatures

Overview


Genre :

Romance, Supernatural

Release Date :

February 14, 2013

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Richard LaGravenese

Starring :

Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Kyle Gallner

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

1 of 5

“..what's missing - from the entire movie - is that magical spark that can turn a film into a franchise..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
2.5 of 4

“..this one has its upsides: snappy banter, Bukowski readings, and Irons happily channeling the spirit of the late, great Agnes Moorehead from "Bewitched." He's Endora-ble..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4

“..the evocative locations, complete with a creepy old manor house, sleepy bayous and trees covered in Spanish moss, are ideal for this spooky-funny story..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2.5 of 4

“..the dark Caster/light Caster choice/struggle didn't exactly bore me but it's so familiar that it seems to be running on autopilot..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
Review rate : C+

“..Richard LaGravenese has adapted expertly other books into effective romantic melodramas, and you cannot blame the writing or dialogue, which are fluent and occasionally engaging..”
by Emanuel Levy [EmanuelLevy.Com]
“..look and feel like so many other films of its type: a concoction that makes highly calculated use of fantasy, fates, taboos, young love..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..its primness aside, the movie is terrific fun and much more affecting than Twilight or Supernatural..”
by Alan Scherstuhl [Village Voice]
Review rate : B-

“..it's Twilight with the sexes reversed..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..isn't pure camp-there's some real emotion in there. But not enough to hit you on a primal level..”
by David Edelstein [NY Magazine]
3 of 4

“..a script so witty..”
by Roger Moore [Movie Nation]
“..a feverishly enjoyable guilty pleasure..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
Reviewed by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]

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